Katie Price sure knows how to get people talking!
The controversial glamour model has once again made headlines after hinting at the possibility of hiring a sex worked for her son, Harvey, who is on the autism spectrum. Right now, Harvey is only 15 — but the mother-of-five said she’d consider hiring a prostitute once her oldest is 18.
In addition to being on the autism spectrum, he is also blinde, and suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, which makes him gain weight due to an insatiable appetite.
Katie explained that she knows her son is going through puberty, and that “it’s natural to experiment with yourself during puberty,” but said it was her husband Kieran Hayler’s idea to potentially employ a prostitute.
“Kieran said, ‘Shall we get him a prostitute when he turns 18?’” she explained on Loose Women. “But I said, ‘But that’s my little Harvey and I don’t want him to do that!’ What do I do? Do I leave it? Or do I let him experience it?”
While we can only assume that’s a hypothetical question, fans did not hold back on social media
“[Katie Price] says she considered hiring prostitute for her son Harvey… She can’t stoop any lower,” one user wrote on Twitter. Another tweeted, “[What the f–k] do you think you are doing woman getting your son a hook when he’s 18. You’re f–king twisted.”
This hardly the first time Katie has come under fire for her comments about her oldest son and his many conditions. On the same talk show program, she got heated after she said she would have terminated her pregnancy had she known Harvey was going to be born blind.
“I was young when I had Harvey and I admit it, If I had known he was blind when I had him, as harsh as it sounds, I probably would have aborted him,” she said. She later said the comments were taken out of context — as what she meant was that because of her age and inexperience as a parent, she likely would’ve opted to terminate because of her fear of the unknown. She added that she is glad she did not make that decision.
She explained, “Now it’s like, oh my God, no way. Now if they said I was going to have a child with disabilities, I would definitely keep it. I would even adopt a child with disabilities — until you are in that situation, you don’t know.”